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New scrap metal law in effect

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - A new law is in effect that will make stricter guidelines for those trying to make money with scrap metal.

Fire claims house on Jean Street

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - In the wee hours Sunday morning, firefighters responded to a house fire where someone was almost trapped inside on Jean street.

House Fire on Mohican Street

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - A family is homeless because of a fire on Mohican street early Sunday morning,. Baton Rouge fire fighters said it happened around 4:00 Sunday morning.

One for the Orphan Ride

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Saturday, a man finished his 24 hour bike ride around the LSU lakes for the orphans in Africa.

Baton Rouge Hops 2011

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) - Even though the summer heat is still going, folks in Baton Rouge got a chance to be a little bit cooler with a Hip-Hop festival this weekend.

State Police have a new way to keep you informed

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - It won't be long before State Police turn to a new and improved system to keep you up to date during emergencies. The agency is moving to a system called “Nixle”.

Blaze badly damages Donaldsonville home

DONALDSONVILLE, LA (FOX44) — Firefighters were called to a major house fire just after four this afternoon on the 400 block of Lafourche Street in Donaldsonville.

Looking for jobs during a struggling economy

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX 44) — People looking for work here in Baton Rouge had a chance to pass their resumes along today.

Port Allen City Council asking for the Attorney General for help

PORT ALLEN, La (FOX44) - An issue over a former mayor has City Council in Port Allen looking to the Attorney General for help. Derek Lewis resigned as Mayor back in June.

Louisiana grades for education not looking good

LOUISIANA (FOX44) - The national report card is out, and it shows education in Louisiana is still falling short. The report looks at reading and math skills of fourth and eighth graders across the country.